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Apple reduces price of accessories not included in iPhone 12 box

With the introduction of iPhone 12, Apple is no longer supplying handset buyers a standard wall charger or EarPods, a measure the company says will help offset carbon emissions as part of wider corporate environmental initiatives.

An updated online Apple Store webpage shows EarPods with Lightning Connector now sell for $19, down from $29 prior to iPhone 12’s announcement. A new 20W USB-C wall charger, which stands as a ready replacement for the 18W charger that came with iPhone 11 models, receives the same price reduction to sell for $19.

During today’s iPhone 12 unveiling, Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced the new handset line no longer includes free wall chargers and EarPods, both staples of all iPhone models since the original debuted in 2007. The decision to remove the accessories forwards Apple’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment, Jackson said.

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Bella Hadid’s Birthday Beauty Look Included Mermaid Waves

Friday, October 9, marked Bella Hadid’s 24th birthday, and the supermodel went all out with a new hair look, because well, why not? After all, birthdays are the perfect excuse to break out of your comfort zone and try something unexpected and different, so it makes sense why she’d want to change up her look.

Color-wise, the star opted for a medium chocolate-brown shade that’s decidedly lighter than the ultra-dark, almost-black hue she had before her birthday (as seen here). Additionally, if you look closely, you can see that some of her front pieces are tinted blonde, which adds a really pretty face-brightening effect.

The model and new aunt shared several snapshots from her birthday festivities — including a hilarious video clip of her doing an impression of Kylie Jenner from this past week’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In the video, you can see that Hadid’s hair

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Muslim fans called out Rihanna for using a song that included sacred Islamic verses during a lingerie fashion show

Rihanna ignited backlash this week after Muslim fans called her out for using a song that included sacred Islamic verses during her second Savage x Fenty lingerie fashion show.



a group of people sitting on a stage: Shea Couleé onstage during Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.


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Shea Couleé onstage during Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Lingerie models danced to the song “Doom” by London-based producer Coucou Chloe during a portion of Rihanna’s show, which streamed on Amazon Prime on Friday. The song, released in 2017, includes a remix of a hadith narration about the end of times and judgment day.

The hadith, a written record of the sayings and actions of the Prophet Mohammed and his closest companions, is considered extremely sacred to Muslims, and come secondary only to the Quran in terms of textual authority.

The song was listed on the

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style

‘Mexican food as a whole makes everything better,’ Southern-style tacos included

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in June, 2020.

Tacos are everywhere in the United States.

And everywhere they go, argues José R. Ralat in “American Tacos: A History

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